Anwilka Estate Red Blend / 2013 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

62% Syrah
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Petit Verdot

Bright and deep ruby in appearance.

Fresh and vibrant with aromas of blackberries and black cherries on the nose.

Full bodied with an elegant structure, the palate is balanced and complex with a long textured finish.

About Anwilka:

Based at the south end of Stellenbosch, with views of False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the 40-hectare red wine property is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot.

Proximity to the sea provides a specific microclimate that, together with the old ferricrete soils, are perfect for producing rich and focused wines.

Under the guidance of internationally well-known Bordeaux wine personalities Hubert de Boüard (co-owner of Château Angélus in Saint-Emilion) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Château Cos d’Estournel in Saint-Estèphe), Anwilka has established a worldwide reputation for this red blend which has been described by Robert Parker as "the best red wine I have ever had from South Africa".

Appelation:

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vinification:

Hand-picked in small crates.

Fermentation in stainless steel tronconic tanks.

Lengthy pump-overs and extended maceration.

Elevage:

15 months in 400 litre barrels (50% new oak, 50% second fill)

Soil Type:

Duplex, well drained, medium potential, clay subsoil, Koffieklip (Ferricrete or Coffee Stone) being the vineyard's distinction (course pebbles and bigger stones high in iron oxides)